Environmental Management and Sustainability
iwis is a leading European company that always acts in accordance with the principles of sustainability: environmental protection is an integral part of iwis corporate policy. Wherever technically possible, we minimise the environmental impact of the manufacture and life-cycle of our products and are continuously improving the environmental performance of our company by implementing the appropriate environmental goals and programmes. Conscientious compliance with all environmentally relevant legal requirements is at the heart of our corporate policy.
Our corporate philosophy is to take not only economic issues, but also social and ecological aspects into account in all decision-making and development processes. We are fully aware of our responsibility towards future generations and firmly committed to conserving our resources.
Our employees are continuously reminded of their personal responsibility in the safety-related execution of their activities.
Efficient use of resources at iwis
Environmental protection is and always has been a particularly important item on the iwis agenda. As iwis not only complies with all current legal requirements as a matter of course, but has always implemented additional targeted measures to protect the environment at the earliest possible opportunity, the company first received the Environmental Award of Bavaria’s capital city Munich as long ago as 1998.
Our environmental strategy centers on minimising our use of precious resources such as water, energy and raw materials, and the use of environment-friendly materials and primary products. In addition, the definition of numerous environmental goals has resulted in a continuous improvement of our environmental performance in recent years.
These goals include measures for the proper disposal and recycling of waste as well as a reduction of noise levels and pollutant emissions. Another ongoing project is the creation of an Energy Management System which will enable our production plants to considerably reduce their power consumption. When constructing new buildings to expand our production capacity, iwis takes great care to employ the latest energy-efficient building techniques and comply with Germany's energy saving regulations (EnEV).
Lower energy costs compared with 2012
Energy consumption in 2017
Lower CO2 emissions per year
Lower natural gas costs in 2017 compared to 2012
We carry out regular ecological assessments and implement corrective measures to ensure that we achieve the desired environmental protection targets. A yearly internal audit is conducted to assess the company’s impact on the environment, environmental performance and environmental targets. The results and recommendations for action are verified and monitored by independent environmental experts.
Special mention of the employees who receive regular training in environmental issues is also particularly important, as they play a key role in corporate environmental protection. They contribute actively and directly to environmental conservation at the respective production sites.
Investment in the future
The company also continuously invests in measures aimed at improving energy efficiency and conserving resources. This is a crucial prerequisite for ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 accreditation of our environmental management system, which is rigorously applied across the entire company.
Sites certified according to ISO 14001 / 50001:
Germany - Munich plant
- iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
- iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
- Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
Germany - Landsberg plant
- iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG